Rangers on hand to watch Moyer throw

Rangers on hand to watch Moyer throw

Rangers on hand to watch Moyer throw
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are among the teams that have sent a representative to watch Jamie Moyer throw in California. Moyer, who turns 49 in two weeks, missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery but is still hoping to pitch again.

That the Rangers are watching him is hardly surprising and does not necessarily mean they are interested. The Rangers have 10 full-time Major League scouts and rarely do they turn down a chance to watch anybody throw.

"We almost always send somebody to that pitcher," assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "We never assume it's not worth it. We want to explore every option to improve our ballclub."

Moyer, who last pitched for the Phillies, has 267 career Major League wins, including two 20-win seasons with the Mariners.